Here is some insight on what the Emerald Birthstone
May : Emerald
Astrological Sign: Taurus, Gemini
Birthstone Properties: Symbolizes serenity and peace of mind
Healing Properties of Emeralds: Once prescribed for eye diseases, the green color was believed to be soothing restful, and relaxing for the eyes
Sources Of Emerald: U.S. Colombia, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Madagascar, Nigeria, and Russia are where most emeralds are mined in the 21st Century.
Some people believe wearing an emerald brings wisdom, growth and patience. It is due to these attributes that the Emerald is known as the gemstone often gifted for the 20th and 35th marriage anniversary. The Emerald is symbolic of love and fidelity.
Said to be perfectly suited to the rites of Spring, emerald matches the colors of the season with its own bottomless green. The Egyptians engraved emeralds with symbols for spring foliage to represent eternal youth, and then buried the jewels with their dead. The Romans associated emeralds with fertility and the rebirth brought about each spring. Nero, it’s said, watched the gladiators through emerald glasses.